Monday, January 12, 2015

Bandipur & Masinagudi - The reserves of two states

We filmed in this video for two days. About 220 KM away from Bangalore (80 KM from Mysore) these two reserves are home to many species, and is famous for their wildlife sightings of tigers, elephants and deers. Well deers are like cattle in there, you find them in every nook and corner. It was once a private hunting resort for Maharaja of the kingdom of Mysore. 
It was great learning to film the wildlife and people at Bandipur and Masinagudi. They are all very kind to us and were excited and happy when they saw themselves in small screen of my camera.

One big learning from my experience while shooting locations is to break the barriers specially language barrier, or it could be lifestyle barrier or anything that makes the locals comfortable.

If you are planning for you next weekend getaway trip, this place is strongly recommended. Get lost in the woods, indulge in the serenity of the nature, do some trekking, cycling, sight wildlife, this one perfect retreat package.

Some of the shots in the video are from Jungle Retreat Resort (the place we stayed), which is located deep in the forest which is pretty decent. You can contact them here:

Special thanks to my friends who helped me in filming this video!!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Nandi Hills - Journey with tranquil aura

We filmed this at Nandi Hills, an ancient hill fortress of southern India, and is known for its weekend getaway.

This is my first film and lots of learning went through in the process. Starting from camera to lighting and its conditions to camera movements. The main challenge went trough learning to operate Glide cam (for smooth motion). Took me 5 weekends of learning everything to bring to this final video, however this is not still the video quality I had as my benchmark, but yeah possibly going forward will sure it will be improvised.